Joseph Rosenthal

Joseph Rosenthal, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 62 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 27 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I specialize in an area of medicine called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This means I help patients recover function that they have lost due to a variety of injuries and diseases including stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Doing what I can to help patients return to their family and lives after these potentially life-altering brain injuries is extremely rewarding.

The thing I enjoy most about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is collaborating every day with fantastic physicians, nurses and therapists to help our patients recover and gain function as quickly and safely as possible. This team approach to patient care is not only great for patients, but also makes coming to work enjoyable.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Chief Resident, Ohio State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009-2010)
  • Research interest in falls prevention
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Brain Injuries
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Hypoxia, Brain
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
8/2/2002 - 5/26/2006


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

62 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    Professional & efficient.

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

    Doctor Rosenthal understood my conditions and determined the appropriate path to take - no changes - more physical therapy.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

    Please with everything. Courteous/kind/informative/explained everything well answered questions/very informative.

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Dr. Rosenthal is the best physician that I have ever saw.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Dr ROSENTHAL always listens to what i have to say... or ask

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020

    Doctor always answers questions and explains his plans very well also tells of things to expect when adding or changing any meds.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

    Excellent care and professionalism very reasonable.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    I've been going to Dr. Rosenthal for more than 6 years and I have only have amazing experiences with him as my care provider.

  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

    Very good listener, good knowledge about my case, very thoughtful & considerate, always concerned about any progress or relapses I have. Very knowledgeable about my injury. Always looking for new ways to help me.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

    Dr. Rosenthal is the best doctor I have - And all his nurses are good too so no complaints from me.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Rosenthal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.